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Poster: elijahradioprophet Date: Nov 16, 2006 9:15am
Forum: democracy_now Subject: Re: dn!

Take Pacifica / DEMOCRACY NOW, an alternative radio network with annual revenues of $10 million in 2000, whose National Program Director was paid $63,000 in that year. In the early 1950s--when the CIA was using the Ford Foundation to help fund a non-communist "parallel left" as a liberal Establishment alternative to an independent, anti-Establishment revolutionary left--the Pacifica Foundation was given a $150,000 grant in 1951 by the Ford Foundation's Fund for Education. According to James Ledbetter's book Made Possible By..., "the Fund's first chief was Alexander Fraser, the president of the Shell Oil Company."

Besides subsidizing the Pacifica Foundation in the early 1950s, the Ford Foundation also spent a lot of money subsidizing many other noncommercial radio or television stations in the United States. According to Ledbetter's Made Possible By..., between 1951 and 1976, the Ford Foundation "spent nearly $300 million on noncommercial radio and television."

In the late 1950s and early 1960s, Pacifica relied primarily on listener-sponsor contributions to fund the operations of its radio stations. And in the early 1970s, Pacifica also began to accept funds from the U.S. Establishment's Corporation for Public Broadcasting [CPB], according to Rogue State author William Blum--who worked as a KPFA staffperson in the early 1970s. But in the early 1990s, some Pacifica administrators decided to again seek grants from the Ford Foundation and other Establishment foundations. As former Pacifica Development Director Dick Bunce wrote in the appendix to the "A Strategy for National Programming" document which was prepared for the Pacifica National Board in September 1992, entitled "Appendix Foundation Grantseeking National Programming Assumptions for Foundation Fundraising":

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Poster: glenn Date: Nov 16, 2006 10:26am
Forum: democracy_now Subject: Re: dn!

If you listen to Pacifica radio, you'd have heard a lot of this already.

As interesting as the attachment is, it doesn't mention Pacifica or Dempocracy Now! anywhere. Still it's an interesting read, worth taking the time to look it over.

None of this means kpfk, Pacifica or Democracy Now! is run by Shell Oil.

Like I said, listen for yourself and make your own decision.

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Poster: elijahradioprophet Date: Nov 16, 2006 1:13pm
Forum: democracy_now Subject: Re: dn!

WHERE IS THE LINK? I am VERY interested....THE CONTROL of MEDIA is VERY IMPORTANT to ME....
BEFORE my Break Down (SCHIZOPHRENIC BREAK!) I was a BROADCAST ENGINEER at SEVERAL AM BROADCAST STATONS- i Still hold a VALID FCC RADIO LICENSE...Amateur Service- (KD5MPM)

THE STINKING LIES told ON MEDIA- the LACK OF ANY SOURCE of UN-REGURGATED NEWS- is ABOMINATION!

I suffer from (TARDIVE DYSKIENSIS- a SEVERE TWITCHING-TOOTH GRINDING & PSYCH-MEDS CAUSED-UNCONTROLLABLE-UNCURATABLE-CONDIXTIUON

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